It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
A witty saying proves nothing.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.